Artza is a quarterly subscription box that follows in the footsteps of Jesus, delivering the best artisanal food, crafts, and content from across the Holy Land straight to your door.
Each box will contain 7-9 full-sized products sourced directly from Israel. Items can include tasty treats, hand-crafted soaps and beauty products, custom spice mixes, unique games, and more. The boxes are curated to deliver the most authentic experience, searching throughout Israel for exclusive, high quality products that you and your family will enjoy.
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Subscriptions are $74.99/quarter or $94.99/quarter for Artza Premium (includes 1-2 additional items). Discounts are available on multi-box plans. — For a limited time, you can save 25% on your first box! Just use coupon code “WENDY25” at checkout!
Let’s see what’s in this quarter’s Artza “Negev” themed box!
Everything was shipped in a light green box with the Artza logo printed in white.
A peek inside!
The 2-sided info sheet above revealed this quarter’s destination — Negev — and included interesting facts, photos, and even a few English to Hebrew translations.
An additional information packet included 3 product information cards, 2 postcards, a game, and a recipe.
Individual product information cards provided background info on each company/artisan and details on how best to utilize the items.
Two postcards were included, one featuring Park Timna — a desert park filled with ancient excavations & stunning rock formations (including the one in the photo — “mushroom rock”) , and the other the Churches of Ancient Mamshit — an ancient lost city featuring ruins from three periods: Nabatean, Roman, and Byzantine.
Also included in the packet were a recipe for “Hearty Dukkah Yogurt Soup”, along with a Negev Desert themed crossword puzzle.
A separate info card listed all of the items I’d find in this quarter’s box.
Dukkah Spice Mix
First up is a dukkah spice mix that offers an Israeli spin on a traditionally Egyptian blend. Dukkah (pronounced “doo-kah”) gets its name from the Egyptian Arabic word “to crush” and is traditionally made with a mortar and pestle. The flavorful mix contains a combination of roasted ground peanuts, coriander seeds, roasted sesame seeds, cumin, and salt. It can be sprinkled on soups, over roasted vegetables, as a topping on fish and meat dishes, mixed with olive oil for a quick & easy dip, and more.
Hand-Painted Ceramic Dish
The ceramic dish above was lovingly made by the residents of ADI — an organization that helps children and young adults with severe disabilities and special needs. During specialized rehabilitative vocational workshops, residents get the opportunity to create beautiful handcrafted items for “The Ability Boutique”. The proceeds from every item sold provides long-term opportunities for creative exploration, life skill development, and personal growth. The dish above is an example of the beautiful pieces they produce. It features hand-painted olive leaves inspired by the biblical trees of Israel and has a nice glossy finish.
Dany & Galit Super Berry Granola
I LOVE granola and was very happy to see that little “vegan” symbol right on the front of this package. 🙂 The artisan-made granola above is not only vegan-friendly, but is also packed with fiber and free of both added sugars & artificial sweeteners. It contains a satisfying mix of oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, dried cranberries, flax seeds, dried blueberries, pumpkin seeds, and other natural ingredients. I’ve already enjoyed some sprinkled in a smoothie bowl and it was delicious!
Hooga Connecting Hearts Card Game
“Connecting Hearts” is a card game designed to deepen connection, understanding, and create meaningful conversation with family & loved ones. The rules couldn’t be easier: One player chooses a card and reads the question aloud to the group. Each member of the group then answers what they think the reader’s answer would be. Whomever comes closest to answering correctly gets to keep the card/heart. The person with the most hearts at the end of the game is the winner.
Arugot Organic Wellness Green Clay & Lamineria Facial Mask
Arugot’s Green Clay & Lamineria Facial Mask is made using all natural ingredients sourced from its founder’s own organic farm located in the Negev desert. Suitable for all skin types, the mask is designed to nourish your skin with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants — resulting in a smoother, glowing complexion. To use, simply apply to clean dry skin and allow to sit for 5 minutes, then rinse. You can also use it as a spot treatment for pimples and other blemishes.
Small Wooden Cross
I couldn’t find any information about this item (it wasn’t on the info card), but it appears very similar to a small hand-carved olive wood cross that I received in an Israel-themed box back in 2017. It measures roughly four inches long by two inches wide.
Zuak Moroccan Tile Kit
Premium Box subscribers also received this neat kit to make their own hand-painted Moroccan tile. The kit includes all of the materials needed to create your tile: 1 MDF tile (3.96″ x 3.96″), 1 Zuak stencil, set of 3 acrylic paints, 1 paintbrush, 1 needle, 1 cotton square (to clean/dry the brush), and two-sided glue for hanging the tile. There’s also a QR code that takes you to a video tutorial with full instructions and tips for completing your piece.
The “Negev Desert” inspired Artza box contained a nice assortment of artisan-crafted products chosen to really give you a feel for the region in which they were made. My personal favorites were the Hand-Painted Ceramic Dish, Dany & Galit Super Berry Granola (so good!), Connecting Hearts Card Game, and Arugot Green Clay & Lamineria Facial Mask. 😀 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 25% on your first box! Just use coupon code “WENDY25” at checkout!
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